MO4006E - Antennas and propagation for GNSS

MO4006E - Antennas and propagation for GNSS


General objective:

To allow students to understand the fundamental principles of antennas. This lecture will cover the topic of radiation and the main properties of antennas. The main types of antennas will be listed.

Detailed objectives:

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
1 - Explain the electromagnetic radiation notion based on the equivalence theorem and various forms of radiation formulas
2 - List and use the characteristics of the antennas transmit and receive (radiation zone, polarization, gain, bandwidth, link budget,)
3 - Chose an antenna type based on the referred application
4 - Apply a modeling broad range (currently references offices) about the effects of propagation over the transmission of a signal
5 - Analyze the environment effects (masking, multipath) from statistics deterministic models
6 - Analyze the effects of the troposphere (absorption, refraction and scintillation)
7 - Analyze the effects of the ionosphere (absorption, refraction, scintillation, Faraday rotation, group delay, Doppler


  • Lecture : 14h
  • Supervised Practical Work : 6h

Form of assessment

Total assessment hours: 2

In brief

ECTS credits : cf Teaching Unit

Number of hours 22



  • Toulouse